Raman spectroscopy probes the vibrational modes of a material. This information is unique to chemical composition, the samples environment, phase, strain, orientation, and defects among many other factors.

If you would like to learn more about how Raman works, please visit the Raman Academy home page.

Thiothrix Raman
Thiothrix Raman

Low Frequency Raman (lattice modes) enables facile differentiation of sulfur allotropes found in both living and dried thiothrix

Raman AFM
Raman AFM

Co-localized Raman/AFM enables identification of epitaxial graphene layer number using 2D band FWHM and KPFM

Technical Poster
Raman Spectroscopy Technical Poster

An in-depth look at Inelastic (Raman) Scattering - all the light you cannot see

  • Non-destructive acquisition of chemical bonding information
  • Mapping of chemical information from 10s of nm (TERS) to a few mm in X, Y and Z direction possible
  • Simultaneously acquire topographical information (AFM) and chemical information (Raman/PL)

Types: All except for samples with pure metallic bonding


  • Raman/PL measurements can be performed for Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Typical sample size is 100s of nm to 100s of µm, however we have sampling accessories that allow us to probe down to 10s of nm and up to ~1 m.
  • Additional sample requirements vary widely depending upon the specific technique employed for analysis.
  • Linkam Temperature/Environmental Stage (-196 to 550°C)
  • Macro-Cuvette Holder
  • Signatone High Resolution Positioners
  Lasers (nm) ULLF (nm) Gratings (gr/nm) Polarizer Other
LabRAM HR "VlabiNIR" 532, 644, 785, 1064 532, 633 150, 300, 600, 1800 X AFM, TERS, PL, micro-UV-Vis
LabRAM HR "Lucy" 229, 364, 457, 488, 532 488, 532 600, 1800, 2400, 3600 X PL, micro-UV-Vis
Xplora Plus 532   600, 1200, 1800, 2400   PL, micro-UV-Vis
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